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Exploring the Hiri ceramics trade at a short-lived village site near the Vailala River, Papua New Guinea

David, Bruno; Araho, Nick; Barker, Bryce; Kuaso, Alois; Moffat, Ian

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Investigations at the newly discovered, once-coastal but now inland archaeological village site of Keveoki 1 allows us to characterise the nature and antiquity of ancestral hiri trade ceramics around 450-500 cal BP in the recipient Vailala River-Kea Kea villages of the Gulf Province of the southern coast of Papua New Guinea. This paper reports on the decorated ceramics from Keveoki 1, where a drainage channel cut in 2004 revealed a short-lived village site with a rich, stratified ceramic...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/55377
Source: Australian Archaeology

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